What makes the Cook Street's Culinary Arts Program unique? 

Other schools talk about cooking.  We cook.

Touch, taste, cook, eat and critique.  At Cook Street, you’ll eat what you cook and talk about what you cook – every day. During your accelerated, 12-week program, you’ll enjoy 80% of your time cooking versus less than 25% in traditional programs and you’ll do it in an environment that’s committed to classic culinary traditions while utilizing modern techniques and fusion interpretations. All Cook Street students receive pastry and wine instruction to ensure their ability to prepare unforgettable meals from start to finish. Your all-inclusive culinary education focuses on quality and comprehensive learning to inspire you for a lifetime. Contact us for more information
 
The 12 week culinary arts curriculum focuses primarily on the regional cuisine and wines of France and Italy. Special attention will be paid to other world cuisines, both in regional and fusion concepts.  The primary method of instruction is hands-on and highly interactive. Students are taught and expected to gain a fundamental understanding of the following areas of study during their 12-week program at Cook Street:
 
Pastry
High Altitude Baking
Bread
Cakes & Butter cream
Mousses
Meringues
Tart Components
Sugar Cookery
Dessert Sauces
Laminated Dough
Pate a Choux
Custards & Soufflés
Chocolate
Frozen Desserts
 
Savory
Herbs & Spices
Essentials of Taste/Organoleptic
Methods of Cooking Meat, Poultry, and Rabbit
Round fish, flat fish & shell fish
Caviar
Butchery & Fabrication
Foie Gras
Charcuterie
Variety Meats
Stocks
Soups
Sauces
Pasta Eggs
Fusion
Cheeses
 
Techniques & Theory
Table Service
Wine Service
Knife Skills
Knife Sharpening
Weights & Measurements
Sanitation
Culinary equipment and tools
Food Costing
Chef History/Brigade System
History of French Cooking
French Geography
French Culinary Terms
History of Italian Cooking
Italian Geography
Italian Culinary Terms
Menu Construct
Old-World Wine
New-World Wine
 
The Wine Education Program curriculum provides an introduction to the basic aspects of sensory evaluation when drinking wine. Students will study the different components of wine appearance, aroma, and flavor, and will also learn the basics in wine terminology. Students will gain an understanding of the major grapes used for making wine and their discerning characteristics, label information, basic service techniques and some food and wine pairing theories. 
 
Student Teacher Ratio
The School currently maintains a maximum of eight students to one instructor in the kitchen.
 
Tuition
Your all inclusive tuition of $14,500 features our one-of-a-kind intensive culinary arts program, including pastry and wine training, all text books, knife kit, uniform, and required class materials.
 
Culinary Arts & Wine Certificate
Upon successful completion of the Program, graduates receive a Certificate of Culinary Arts & Wine from the school and are expected to possess the knowledge and skills required to start at an entry level position in culinary arts or wine.
 
Awards & Endorsements
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is a privately-owned teaching facility in Denver, CO. We are approved and regulated by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education Division of Private and Occupational Schools and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Our Culinary Arts Programs are endorsed for quality education by the American Culinary Federation Foundation, the industry’s preeminent professional chefs’ organization.

Cook Street is a proud recipient of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Quality Program Approval, meeting the ACFEF’s quality education standards.  The school was awarded a Best of Westword award for its recreational programs in 2010.

Associations and Affiliations
 
The School is affiliated with the following associations, thereby expanding educational and professional opportunities for students and graduates:
 
American Culinary Federation;
ACF Colorado Chefs Association;
United States Personal Chefs Association;
Colorado Restaurant Association;
Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat;
Slow Food Organization;
International Association of Culinary Professionals;
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs;
United States Personal Chef Association;
Culinary Business Academy;
Denver Independent Network of Restaurants; and
Society of Wine Educators

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Upcoming Sessions
June 30, 2014-September 19, 2014: Apply Now
September 29, 2014-December 19, 2014:  Apply Now
*Terms for 2015 to come